[ilds] For love of Molly (TLS, 04 Feb 2011)

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 15 13:40:32 PST 2011


You've probably posted this before.  Please do so again.  What are the titles of Alexandre-Garner's book and your essay?


On Feb 15, 2011, at 11:04 AM, James Gifford wrote:

> Yes, Michael is a very fine scholar, and I think he was born within 
> shouting distance of the Canadian border, so the Northward pull must 
> have been irresistible.  The bookcases of his home have been featured in 
> some Canadian magazines as well...  He does good work.
> I have a piece in Corinne's most recent book that gently muses over 
> genetic criticism, which is still largely a French activity outside of 
> the Joyce scholarship.  My co-author Michael Stevens, a young scholar at 
> Trinity College Dublin, did very good work on that piece.  The Joyce 
> scholars are doing more with genetic criticism than anyone else in 20th 
> Century literature, so far as I can see.
> Cheers,
> James
> On 15/02/11 10:46 AM, Bruce Redwine wrote:
>> The 4 February 2011 issue of /The Time Literary Supplement/ has several
>> good reviews (re Nabokov, plagiarism, Joyce). In particular is Sarah
>> Davison's very interesting article on two recent publications on Joyce.
>> Her review of Michael Groden's book on JJ focuses on topics recently
>> touched upon by the ILDS List. Namely, "genetic criticism" (the
>> evolution of a manuscript and assessing that importance), which seems to
>> be of interest to James and Charles, and the impact of an author's work
>> on a reader, which many List participants have related with respect to
>> Lawrence Durrell. The latter I find intriguing as an approach to writing
>> and publication — an indication that scholarship is breaking out of its
>> narrow confines and finds it acceptable to relate the personal. I have
>> ordered Groden's book. Michael Groden is Canadian, and that should
>> please many, James especially.
>> Bruce

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